Busy days, booked up evenings and jam-packed weekends. When do we really find the time to truly relax and let ourselves heal from all the energy we build up during the day. Hannah Smithson found out about the benefits of distance healing from reiki practitioner Kate Golby, when she had a distance session from her living room…
After a busy day in the office, the thought of a little healing and indulgent alone time felt like the perfect prescription for calming my busy mind from the days tasks. I’d been unsure of what to expect from the distance reiki session I’d booked for my evening in so when distance reiki healer Kate Golby told me all I had to do was sit back and relax, I fully expected to fall asleep as soon as my head hit the pillow.
On the contrary, during the half-an-hour session with Kate providing remote reiki I felt completely alert and aware of a loving energy all around me.
After the session, I called Kate to thank her and she gave me a run down of my chakras – the weaker and stronger aspects of myself – and gave me some accurate guidance on where there was room for improvement, suffice to say, I found the entire experience revealing and very relaxing.
I’d been listening to tranquil music as Kate sent healing from her home miles away from my own. And I sensed a feeling of being underwater which she later confirmed for me she had felt too.
Kate also explained afterwards the process she used to visualise the universal spiritual energy that is used in rei (sacred) ki (life force). She said that a common method adopted by healers is to use a teddy bear to visualise the person you want to heal, which is based on the Japanese technique Enkaku chiryo ho.
She continued to explain how someone who is new to reiki might feel their first time during a distance healing session.
“When a person receives remote healing, the sensations will be as varied as the people you help. Some may be relaxed, or feel temperature changes, or feel nothing at all! Essentially though, sending healing this way provides benefits to a person’s whole self. It’s not necessarily a cure, but will look to heal the underlying causes of issues or ailments, so a person can address why they may feel a certain way.
It’s safe to say, the whole healing experience left me considering my own emotions and afforded me a greater respect for this powerful practice.
To find out more about remote healing, pick up the January 2015 copy of S&S and read all about it in the Spiritual School